Monday, April 03, 2006

MR. Touch-Me-Not


I know this guy, for anonymitys sake we will call him Jeremy. He really does not like to be touched by other guys. I have known this Jeremy fellow for some time now, and the amount of times that we have hugged has moved down to maybe once a year. Like when we think we just cheated death or something, maybe then there would be an embrace. But that is totally speculation. If I was to come in the room and put my hand on his shoulder, he would shudder it away like it was electricity, and then yell DOOOOOOOODD. So I wonder, why is this? Could it be that I have used this quirk against him for to long and like a scolded dog he is just playing on reaction. All the times that I hugged him when he wasn't looking and nuzzled my head into his back. That might have had an adverse effect. Although it was HI-larious. After I told him that I was going to tazer him, them lay across him while he was helpless, I thought that would bring healing. Alas it only made the ravine wider. So to anyone other than his wife who may try to embrace him and get turned away...I blame myself mostly.

12 comments:

Masterson said...

This reminds me of the time, when we were playing poker, that Sam told the whole table how we wanted to stroke Jeremy's goatee and......well, those who were there know what he said next. I would repeat it but then I would feel so dirty I'd have to go take a shower

samb said...

Aaron

i just crapped myself...


It also reminds me of that time Jeremy was sleeping and i laid my sack on his forhead. Boy what a stirring affect it had on him. Unfortunatley for me Jeremy's reaction to being woken up suddenly is a viloent punch to whatever is touching him.

j truitt said...

one time i wrote a poem for a guy named jeremy. only it wasn't really for him. more like "dedicated" to him.

Sigs said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Karyn said...

I came to say one sort of serious, but now I can't because this is too funny!
Ok, here is what I wanted to say. And I posted it in his comments section but I wanted to tell you in person, well, cyber in person.
Your comments reduce all the debating to the bottom line, and I loved that! I wrote faith is a verb and I have to force myself at times to keep fighting for it no matter what I'm feeling. I believe God knew my husband would die, mourned with all of us who lost someone that day, anyone who lost anyone anyway, and is still a GOOD GOD! We are the one's who screwed this place up, yet we want to blame Him when things hurt. Never once does He promise clemancy for those of us who love Him. How could faith be faith if bad things didn't happen to cause us to focus on the truth of His being while suffering. Why would there be so many references to suffering in His own word if suffering were not going to be a part of our walk? I am way beneath the level of conversation on their sites, I'm learning alot, but find it far more simple to pray for the faith to take Him at His word.
Your challange was an awesome way to remind us to keep our focus on Him and His truth, His love, no matter what happens, what debates we're engaged in, whatever. Thank you for having the courage to force people to think.

DrD said...

I was not aware that Jeremy was so set against being touched by another guy. Of course if some guy laid his sack on me, I'd lay a little hackie to it myself! Sure explains a lot about him growing up. Just thought he was a weird color-blind kid. Love you Jeremy and when I come out there I am giving you a big ol' hug and you will have to take it. Dad's have that right!

Karyn. I don't know you nor do you know me. Much of what you write is true, especially that God is a good God. I understand what you are trying to say about clemency, and agree with what you are trying to say. However, thank God the one thing he DOES promise is clemency (1 a : disposition to be merciful and especially to moderate the severity of punishment due). I hope you are not thinking I am nit picking here. I just wanted to use the opportunity to say that God is good, and he is merciful but he never did promise an easy road. Jesus actually said we WOULD have trials.

Curtis said...

I'm not sure how many times I've tried to touch Pegg. Can't be more than 2, so I've never really experienced this. However, my roommate Joe, also hates to be touched by males. I hug him quite a bit. Now I realize that he will never be the same because of it. He will never adjust to normal. But Aaron's right...it's HIlarious!!

padre said...

Somewhere there is a balance between "touch me not" Pegg and "give us a hug" Aaron. Handshakes and high-fives work for me.

van.diesel said...

This post reminds me of Samb and Truitt. Those guys freak out at handshakes. Even the ol' knuckle-slap is pushing it...

What the... said...

what you all don't know is just last week i was staying with pegg and I was sitting in the hot tub and pegg came outside, took of his clothes and got it...birthdya suit and all...i pooped in the tub and ran like a little girl.

Oldhops said...

WELL I WANNA DIE

j truitt said...

diesel that post was a little too close for me. but a handshake? i shudder at the thought...